Maulana Mazharul Haque Arabic and Persian University, Patna, was established by the Government of Bihar under the provisions of Bihar State Universities Act(1976) as amended up to date. Under section 3(L) of the aforesaid Act, Maulana Mazharul Haque Arabic and Persian University has been established with the headquarters at Patna and with the jurisdiction over the whole of the State of Bihar. The same has duly been notified by the Department of Human Resource Development, Government vide notification no. 2/p/5-11-2005-1998 dated 22 November 2006. Apart from special task of development of higher standards in Arabic and Persian, the University is also charged with the duty to develop other branches of knowledge through sharing and collaboration for the dissemination of knowledge in the interest of the students and society. The Department of Human Resources Development, Govt. of Bihar had notified its functions vide memo no. HE 1551 dated 24-07-2008 starting that “to confer or grant degree, diploma, certificate and other academic distinctions in Arabic or Persian or in such other branches of learning, including vocational, professional and education, as the University may consider fit”.